The side door used by Charles II described as three oaks panels and heavily studded.
Dripping fat from the meat was saved and each end of a rush dipped in it. It was then lit at each end and lasted 10-20 minutes burning time (enough for everybody to get to bed) and go out - the phrase "burning the candle at both ends".
- Roman Catholic Chapel
- Servants Bedroom/storage
Note the brick star shaped chimney pillars.
Note the trundle bed which used to live under the main beds for the children/guests. The phrase "good night, sleep tight, don't let the bed bugs bite" may have originated from this as they would have had to tighten the ropes before getting in it and the "mattress" (straw) would have had bugs in it. (Fascinating)
Small children servants would have slept on the small bed with the blue cover and Roman was aghast to find out that small servant boys would have had to strip naked to do the chimney sweeps once a year!